One-a-Day...for the heart: June 11, "Antibody"
A word we've become very much aware of these last several months...
If I were assigned the word “immunoglobulin” in a spelling bee, my team would be sorely disappointed in my performance, and we’d probably be eliminated in the preliminary round. Not only does this 14-letter word challenge the best of spellers, but presently the world’s top scientists are facing a great challenge in determining whether an immunoglobulin or antibody that attaches itself to the Coronavirus is, in reality, neutralizing the virus, and could be reproduced and used as a safe vaccine. The antibody, a specialized immune protein, is designed to attack only one kind of antigen (virus or bacteria). How specialized is that?? The goal is to secure an effective antibody to produce immunity against the deadly virus, COVID-19, that has claimed, in a few months, over 404,000+ lives worldwide, and the death toll is still rising. As we pray for God’s wisdom to guide researchers in developing a cure for this plague, how reassuring it is that God, the Creator of the universe and every cell in our bodies, has very “fearfully and wonderfully made” our immune system to produce complex antibodies to eradicate killer viruses. Thank You for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it! (Psalm 139:14 NLT). Going even deeper than the physical aspect of our body and its needs, God is concerned about our heart, though. 1 Samuel 16:7 says, The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. God has His own “antibody” for the troubled heart, the fearful child, the discouraged father, the hopeless backslider. No matter the problem or situation we face, there is an “antibody” from God—a remedy from His Word—for the many “ailments” the world hurls at us. His Words are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh! (Proverbs 4:22 NKJV).